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Expedia, Trivago Slammed for Booking Sultan of Brunei's Hotels


Activists like Peter Tatchell and Dustin Lance Black say the travel booking companies are complicit in supporting antigay violence.

As protesters descended on hotels owned by the sultan of Brunei, who enacted a law last week allowing gay and bi people to be stoned to death, activists also took sight of those who enable his actions -- travel booking websites.

British queer rights activist Peter Tatchell, citing the owner of London's G-A-Y nightclub Jeremy Joseph, specifically called out ExpediaUK, Trivago, and Booking.

Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black followed up on Tatchell's tweet.

Expedia (U.S.), Orbitz, and Travelocity are all still booking hotels in the sultan's Dorchester Collection, with the three sites offering a room at the Beverly Hills Hotel this week for about $765 a night; Orbitz shows it's been discounted from $835 a night. None of the three aforementioned websites have responded publicly to Tatchell and Black's tweets.

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